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  • Be the bank by Contributor

    In the second installment of a special four-part look at private equity investing, Bob Carter explains the process of providing funds for developers – an attractive, low-risk alternative to acquiring more properties

  • Vetting, vacating and everything in between by

    From the initial interview to the eventual move-out, managing properties can be a daunting process. Valeri Khromov explains how using simple, repeatable strategies can greatly ease a landlord’s burden

  • Yuppies spark demand for downtown commercial by Caitlin Nobes

    Downtown is increasingly where it’s at for investors in Canadian commercial properties, with a report pointing to the number of young -- very urban -- professionals now dictating office location.

  • Commercial REIT investment pay big dividends by Caitlin Nobes

    Canadian investors opting for REITs over row houses and other real estate are on the winning end of a boom market as those “paper shares” reach a five-year high.

  • Steps to buying a top performer by Paul Hecht

    Most of us have heard that foreclosures, estate sales, motivated sellers, and nothing-down deals are always the most profitable ways for investors to make big money, right? Wrong

  • Canada’s Top 50 Rental Markets by Peter Mitham

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s latest survey of Canada’s rental markets yields some surprising finds and some long-term winners. And, as Peter Mitham discovers, rental housing is a hot topic across Canada as house prices rise above what many people can afford, prompting first-time homebuyers to defer a purchase. Add in economic uncertainties, and both tenants and landlords want a property that makes the best use of their money.

  • Getting started with commercial real estate by Leslie Quinsay

    Thinking about taking the leap from residential to commercial investing? According to Leslie Quinsay of Coridian Capital, that leap is often a great way to diversify your holdings, but first there may be one or two misgivings standing in the way.

  • When the credit gets tough, the tough investor gets... by Editorial Team

    Getting financing to buy an investment property is no longer as easy as it used to be, as lenders continue to tighten their criteria. Peter Mitham explains how you can get access to financing despite the hurdles.

  • A balancing act: Leverage v.s. cashflow by Leslie Quinsay

    Should you jump at a chance to get into real estate investing with no-money down? It may seem like a no-brainer, but according to Leslie Quinsay of Coridian Capital, there`s one thing to consider before making that leap: Leverage v.s. cashflow.

  • Taking DIY renos in hand by Joel Kranc

    There are different ways to add value and appeal to your property. In a volatile economy, doing it yourself is becoming part of the renovation landscape. Joel Kranc explains.

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